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Old September 29 2013, 03:17 AM   #139
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Re: Technological Stagnation

Snaploud wrote: View Post
Humans love convenience. Anybody who spends ten hours a week in traffic will jump at the chance to own a self-driving car.
I'd jump at the chance not to own ANY car. I'd love it if mass transit was universal. Imagine being able to walk down your driveway and catch a 'personal pod' that could take you anywhere. (Central control may not be necessary for cars, but it damn well would be for 'pods.') Or, failing that, I'd settle for my city just having a real mass transit system - subways, light rail, etc. - as opposed to some barely functional bus service.

Some people enjoy driving - not me. I'd be perfectly happy to let it go. Not only is mass transit more convenient, but it's cheaper - you don't have to worry about taxes, storage, maintenance, insurance, gas, etc. if you don't own a car!
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